Baby Eczema & How to Treat the Symptoms Naturally |

Added March 21, 2012, Under: Babies, Parents

  Eczema will often appear during the first year of a baby's life - particularly in the skin folds of the arms, neck or legs - but it can also occur first on a baby's forehead, cheeks and scalp before spreading to other parts of the body. This baby eczema can look like dry, thickened and scaly skin or be made up of tiny red bumps that can blister and ooze. The problem can be when it becomes itchy as infection ...


Vitamin D & Have You Been Tested Yet? |

Added March 19, 2012, Under: Environment, Health

Vitamin D is not a vitamin at all but a feel good hormone that is probably the single most important factor in human health and, unfortunately, much of the world's population is deficient in this vital vitamin (hormone). Why is vitamin D so important? According to D*Action, every tissue in our bodies needs vitamin D and will not work correctly if we do not get enough. In its most extreme forms, vitamin D deficiency produces rickets in children and osteomalaccia (bone softening) ...


Molluscum & Home Remedies For This Contageous Skin Condition |

Added March 18, 2012, Under: Children's Health, Health, Skin Conditions

If you or your child has been diagnosed with molluscum, then it is a condition that you can safely treat at home while taking care to remember that it can be very contagious as its full name suggests - molluscum contagiosum. This skin condition, which is increasingly common in children and young adults, is characterized by lesions or bumps which are small, waxy, round growths - often with a tiny indentation in the middle, making it easier to recognize as molluscum. These ...


Chamomile Is A Popular Home Remedy With Caring Mothers |

Added March 17, 2012, Under: Books, Children's Health, Diseases, Parents

  Anyone who was brought up on Beatrix Potter books will know about chamomile tea. In the story of Peter Bunny when he had a traumatic day, escaping from Mr. McGregor's vegetable garden and did not feel very well that evening, his mother put him to bed and made some chamomile tea. She gave a dose of it to Peter, saying: 'One table-spoonful to be taken at bed-time.' His sisters Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cotton-tail had bread and milk and blackberries for supper. ...


10 Home Remedies For Your Child’s Nightmares or Night Terrors |

Added March 16, 2012, Under: Children's Health, Diets, Environment, Parents, Top 10

It can be very distressing, both for the child and the parents, when nightmares or night terrors become a regular occurrence. But there is a difference between night terrors and nightmares and children can have both at different times in their young lives. The average age for night terrors is between 3 and 12 years In contrast, nightmares may occur for all of us from time to time, and sometimes children have a particular period of time when certain fearful nightmares keep ...


Butter Versus Margarine & Is There Any Contest? |

Added March 15, 2012, Under: Children's Health, Diets, Diseases, Health, Nutrition

  As a child in England, we used to have a game where you would hold a buttercup under your chin and if there was a golden reflection on your skin, it meant that you loved butter. I never needed a buttercup to tell me that I was, am and always will be a butter lover. That Facebook photo that everyone shared When I saw a photo on the internet the other day showing a plate with 2 types of margarine and 1 ...


Adie & the Magic of Coconut Oil |

Added March 14, 2012, Under: Children's Health, Diets, Health, Skin Conditions

My young granddaughter was recently found to be lactose intolerant which meant that we had to take her off dairy products as they were causing a red rash on her face and elsewhere on her body. We found that instead she could have the occasional organic dark chocolate treat, she could add rice milk or almond milk to her breakfast cereal and in place of ordinary butter, she was very excited to have magic butter (namely coconut oil). She called ...


A Further 5 Ways To Calm The Mind |

Added , Under: Diets, Exercise, Health

Continuing on with our quest to suggest ways to calm the mind, part 2 has a further five winning ways. Healthy eating and hydration 1. Boost your mood with plenty of omega-3 fatty acids called DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). Even people battling tough-to-treat depression may feel as much as 50% better when they get lots of DHA. In addition, folate (a B vitamin) and found in spinach is great for making serotonin to make you feel good and help ease depression. The optimum serving ...


Molluscum Contagiosum & Find Out More About This Growing Viral Skin Condition |

Added , Under: Children's Health, Diseases, Health, Skin Conditions

There is a viral skin condition that is appearing more often and which has rather a strange name – it is called molluscum contagiosum. As its name suggests, the virus is very contagious and easily spreads both from person to person and from one part of the body to another part of the same body. A virus is a small infectious agent that can only replicate inside the cells of another organism. The word is from the Latin ''virus'' referring to poison ...


5 Winning Ways To Calm The Mind |

Added March 12, 2012, Under: Diseases, Exercise, Health

Although we can often benefit from a little stress to get us going, too much is known to damage or destroy our brain cells while seriously affecting our ability to think clearly or focus on what is really important. Fortunately you do not have to resort to prescription drugs or over the counter medications (with all their adverse side effects) to counteract the downside of too much stress – it is possible to use natural methods to reverse the stress: Meditation 1.  If ...

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